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== Finding Your Course Folder  ==
 
== Finding Your Course Folder  ==
  
Course folders are in the folder '''classes'''. The path to your course folder is '''middfiles\classes\''Semester''\''dept_course-number_section'''''. You can access your course folder when you are off-campus, by following the instructions in [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lis/help/helpdesk/documentation/network/file/cross/rd_netstorage.htm Web Based Access to File Servers].  
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Course folders are in the folder '''classes'''. The path to your course folder is '''middfiles\classes\''Semester''\''dept_course-number_section'''''. You can access your course folder when you are off-campus, by following the instructions in [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/NetStorage].
  
For example: '''middfiles\classes\spring10\econ0455a''' is the path to the folder for the course Economics 455, section a.  
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For example: '''middfiles\classes\spring10\econ0455a''' is the path to the folder for the course Economics 455, section a.
  
You log on to '''classes''' using your Middlebury College username and password (the same one you use to access your e-mail. You can set your password for your server accounts on the web at '''go/activate''' (on-campus) or '''go.middlebury.edu/activate''' (off-campus).  
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You log on to '''classes''' using your Middlebury College username and password (the same one you use to access your e-mail. You can set your password for your server accounts on the web at '''go/activate''' (on-campus) or '''go.middlebury.edu/activate''' (off-campus).
  
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== The Function Of Your Course Folders  ==
 
== The Function Of Your Course Folders  ==

Revision as of 10:38, 5 July 2012

The Purpose Of Your Course Folder

A file server folder for each of your courses has been created to facilitate exchange of files and information between students and instructors. It is divided into five subfolders: Dropbox, Handouts, Public_html, Return, and Share. Log on to the folder using your Middlebury College username and password.


Finding Your Course Folder

Course folders are in the folder classes. The path to your course folder is middfiles\classes\Semester\dept_course-number_section. You can access your course folder when you are off-campus, by following the instructions in [1].

For example: middfiles\classes\spring10\econ0455a is the path to the folder for the course Economics 455, section a.

You log on to classes using your Middlebury College username and password (the same one you use to access your e-mail. You can set your password for your server accounts on the web at go/activate (on-campus) or go.middlebury.edu/activate (off-campus).



The Function Of Your Course Folders

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The Dropbox folder is designed to allow electronic submission of student assignments. When students write a document on their computer, they may submit it by copying the completed file here.

Note: Files can be saved directly into the Dropbox folder. We suggest that you save your document in your middfile\home\alpha\username folder and then copy it to the Dropbox. All course participants may copy files into the Dropbox and see their own files, but only the instructor can view all the files.


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The Handouts folder gives the instructor a location to post materials for viewing by all members of the class. Although anyone can read the files placed here, only the instructor can change the contents.


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The Public_html folder houses the course web page, if the instructor chooses to create one. Separate documentation is available detailing the process of creating a web page.


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The Return folder allows the instructor to return corrected assignments and distribute documents to individual members of the class. There is a subfolder inside the Return folder for each student enrolled in the course. Each folder can be opened only by the instructor and by the student whose username it bears.


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The Share folder is an open area for exchange of documents between all members of the class. Both students and instructors may copy files into it and read and edit its contents. The Share folder is designed to facilitate peer review activities and other sharing of information.



Copying Files To Your Course Folder

Copy files into the course folder in the same way that you copy files on your hard drive. You can use the drag and drop method, or right-click and select Copy and Paste from the pop-up menus. Remember that certain areas of the course folder can be modified only by the instructor.

Many different types of files can be stored in the course folder, including written documents, image files, and computer programs. It is important to remember that the course participants are likely to include both Windows and Macintosh users. Be sure to save files intended for sharing in a format that can be read by both platforms. For example, word-processing documents should be saved in versions lower than Word 2007 or Word 2008 to accommodate class members have older operating systems on their computers.


Managing Access To Your Course Folder

If you have additional instructors, teaching assistants, or auditors who need access to your course folder, you may edit the instructors and audits lists.  See instructions here.